Items Tagged ‘D’

May 12th, 2016

Defitelio®

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Defibrotide sodium Trade Name: Defitelio® For which conditions is this drug approved? Defitelio is used to treat severe hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT.) Hepatic VOD is a rare, but life-threatening complication that can occur following chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant as treatment for cancer. Hepatic VOD […]

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May 12th, 2016

Defibrotide sodium

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Class: Supportive Care Generic Name: Defibrotide sodium Trade Name: Defitelio® For which conditions is this drug approved? Defitelio is used to treat severe hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT.) Hepatic VOD is a rare, but life-threatening complication that can occur following chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant as treatment for cancer. Hepatic VOD […]

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March 24th, 2016

Darzalex™

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: daratumumab Trade Name: Darzalex™ How is this drug used? DARZALEX is indicated for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior lines of therapy. What is the mechanism of action? Multiple myeloma cells overexpress the protein called CD38. Therefore, researchers have designed daratumumab to specifically target and bind to […]

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March 24th, 2016

daratumumab

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: daratumumab Trade Name: Darzalex™ How is this drug used? DARZALEX is indicated for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior lines of therapy. What is the mechanism of action? Multiple myeloma cells overexpress the protein called CD38. Therefore, researchers have designed daratumumab to specifically target and bind to […]

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July 16th, 2015

Dinutuximab

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  Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: dinutuximab Trade Name: Unituxin™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Unituxin is approved for the treatment of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in certain very early forms of nerve cells found in an embryo or fetus. What is the mechanism of action? Unituxin is […]

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October 24th, 2014

Dabrafenib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name:Dabrafenib Trade Name:TAFINLAR® For which conditions is this drug approved? TAFINLAR isindicated as a single agent for the treatment of patients with unresectable (unable to be removed with surgery) or metastatic melanoma with BRAF V600E mutation, as detected by an FDA-approved test. TAFINLAR is also indicated in combination with MEKINIST® (trametinib) […]

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April 17th, 2014

digital rectal examination (DRE)

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An examination in which a doctor inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum to feel for abnormalities.

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July 16th, 2013

dabrafenib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: dabrafenib Trade Name: Tafinlar ® How is this drug used? Tafinlar is used for the treatment of melanoma that has metastasized or cannot surgically removed and that tests positive for a specific mutation (V600E) in the BRAF gene. What is the mechanism of action? Approximately half of all late-stage melanomas […]

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July 16th, 2013

dabrafenib

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Class: Biological Therapy Generic Name: dabrafenib Trade Name: Tafinlar ® How is this drug used? Tafinlar is used for the treatment of melanoma that has metastasized or cannot surgically removed and that tests positive for a specific mutation (V600E) in the BRAF gene. What is the mechanism of action? Approximately half of all late-stage melanomas […]

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March 18th, 2013

Ditropan XL®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Oxybutynin Trade Names: Ditropan XL®, Oxytrol®, Gelnique® How is this drug used? Oxybutynin is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate need to urinate; or a need to urinate often. What is the mechanism of action? […]

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March 18th, 2013

Darifenacin

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Class: Other Generic Name: Darifenacin Trade Names: Enablex® How is this drug used? Enablex is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate need to urinate; or a need to urinate often. What is the mechanism of action? Enablex acts by […]

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March 18th, 2013

Detrol®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Tolterodine Trade Names: Detrol®, Detrol LA® How is this drug used? Detrol is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate need to urinate; or a need to urinate often. What is the mechanism of action? Detrol […]

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March 18th, 2013

Ditropan XL®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Oxybutynin Trade Names: Ditropan XL®, Oxytrol®, Gelnique® How is this drug used? Oxybutynin is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate need to urinate; or a need to urinate often. What is the mechanism of action? […]

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March 18th, 2013

Darifenacin

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Class: Other Generic Name: Darifenacin Trade Names: Enablex® How is this drug used? Enablex is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate need to urinate; or a need to urinate often. What is the mechanism of action? Enablex acts by […]

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March 18th, 2013

Detrol®

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Class: Other Generic Name: Tolterodine Trade Names: Detrol®, Detrol LA® How is this drug used? Detrol is used to treat overactive bladder with symptoms of a strong need to urinate right away; leaking accidents due to a strong, immediate need to urinate; or a need to urinate often. What is the mechanism of action? Detrol […]

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